Virginia Tech commit, mother enjoy Clemson visit

Virginia Tech commit, mother enjoy Clemson visit

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Virginia Tech commit, mother enjoy Clemson visit

Clemson lured one of its newest offensive line targets back to campus on Saturday.

Roebuck (S.C.) Dorman offensive tackle Jordan McFadden, a Virginia Tech commitment, attended the Tigers’ 34-7 win over Boston College in Death Valley.

“I had a good time,” McFadden told The Clemson Insider. “It was a lot of fun.”

McFadden (6-5, 280) has long been on Clemson’s radar. He competed at the Dabo Swinney Camp in the summer of 2016 and made multiple game-day visits to Clemson last season.

After committing to Virginia Tech in July, the local prospect who grew up a fan of Clemson received a coveted offer from the Tigers early last month.

McFadden then visited Clemson for its game against Auburn on Sept. 9 before returning on Saturday with an important person — his mother, who got her first look at Clemson’s program and what it has to offer.

“She told me that she had a good time talking to the coaches and seeing the campus,” McFadden said.

Chief among the coaches McFadden and his mom spent time with was Dabo Swinney.

With left tackle Mitch Hyatt likely to declare early for the NFL draft after this season, the head coach let them know that McFadden would have an opportunity to contribute early on should he choose to play at Clemson.

“He told me that I could come in and help them at left tackle,” McFadden said, “and that he thinks I’m a good player that will get a lot better in the future.”

A big weekend is on deck for McFadden, who will travel to Blacksburg, Va., on Saturday for a battle between the top contenders in his recruitment.

What is he hoping to get out of his visit to Virginia Tech?

“I just want to talk to the coach a good bit and just get a feel for the gameday atmosphere,” he said.

McFadden pledged to the Hokies on July 4 over finalists Duke, Rutgers and Michigan State.

He is one of two offensive linemen that Clemson offered over the summer, with Apopka (Fla.)’s William Barnes the other.

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